I wish this was a better picture...will have to reshoot it later.
As I mentioned a few weeks ago, I came up with the idea to create paintings inspired by Classic Rock songs thus melting together two of my greatest passions: art and music. My first painting is based on my first inspiration, the song that started this whole visualization I now experience when I listen to music: Going to California by Led Zeppelin, specifically the line "someone told me there's a girl out there/ with love in her eyes/ and flowers in her hair."
I am still contemplating whether or not I want to add the word "California" above her head (in white). I realized many, many hours into the painting process that I would have liked to see a flat, white image of the state of California behind the girl, but now that the painting is done I think I might settle for the simple addition of the word. Thoughts? With or without?
Some more of the painting process: